Positive HIV Test Grinds Porn Industry to a Halt

Industry group calls for halt in filming, consults doctors

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 22, 2013 10:10 AM CDT

(Newser) – A leading porn industry group called for a moratorium on filming, after discovering that one performer has tested positive for HIV. The Free Speech Coalition, an industry group, wouldn't reveal the infected performer's identity, but said it was working with Adult Production Health & Safety Services to treat other performers who might have been exposed, the LA Times reports.

The group also said there was no evidence that the primary patient caught the disease on-set. But the revelation comes at an awkward time for the industry, because it's currently fighting a new LA law requiring porn performers to wear condoms.

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